CIO Speaker’s Café (online event)

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16:00 - 18:00


16.00 Welcome by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum & CIO CerbaResearch

16.05 Digital transformation at Manchester United leveraging Platforms and Multi-Cloud by Ian Fox, Head of Digital Media Operations, Manchester United

Ian is heading Media Operations for Manchester United and leading the digital transformation being with Manchester United for 9 years now. He has 25+years of experience of Program and Operations Management and a track record in delivering large complex systems for Telefonica, T-Mobile, Telekom Malaysia and for Dish and has been Global Operations Director for Convergys Inc. Ian will discuss the need for business platforms in the overall digital transformation strategy of Manchester United and how to achieve a successful outcome and what to expect; He will also highlight the pitfalls that can be avoided.

16.25 Q&A

16.35 The DNA of a modern MSP, bringing 24/7 piece of mind with Davinsi Labs (Proximus) by Tom Horré, Solution Lead, Anne-Sophie Lotgering, Chief Enterprise Market Officer Proximus, Marc Vandersmissen, Directeur van de Stafdienst Informatie- & Communicatietechnologie Federale Overheidsdienst Financiën & Ivan Verborgh, Directeur van de Stafdienst Informatie- & Communicatietechnologie Federale Overheidsdienst Justitie

The Davinsi Labs managed services portfolio is a carefully selected and defined list of services in the domains of Security and Service Intelligence to support the mission of helping customers achieving Digital Service Excellence through in-depth intelligence and advanced data analytics. To achieve this level of service quality, two emotions of users need to be at the highest level: trust and experience. In this session Tom and a customer guest will share insights on how to cope with these continuously changing demands and help customers to stay ahead of the pack. How to deal with the war on talent, demand for scale but keeping true to a unique DNA.

17.00 Q&A

17.10 Break with cases of HCL, Nutanix (Essers) & Devoteam G Cloud

17.20 Evolving digital strategy at VPK Group by Erik Govers, CIO VPK Group

The VPK Group develops and produces sustainable protective recycle-based packaging solutions. Erik Govers, the CIO of the VPK Group, will speak about the company’s evolving digital IT strategy following business expansions and technological evolution.

17.40 Q&A

17.50 Closing event by Peter Vermeylen, chairman CIOforum & CIO CerbaResearch

Event partners

Our mission is to build cultures of innovation at companies by transforming the way they work, by modernising their IT infrastructure & apps, and by elevating their customer experiences. As a Managed Services Premier Google Cloud partner, we do this by implementing innovative Google Cloud solutions and by leveraging cutting-edge AI & Machine Learning technologies. We migrate and modernise legacy applications & IT infrastructure using Cloud Native solutions such as Kubernetes, Anthos and Serverless solutions. We help our customers with their hybrid- and multi-Cloud strategies and to get to actionable business insights faster, by accelerating their data & analytics.


HCL Technologies is a $10.17Bn next-generation global technology company, with presence in 50 countries helping large enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Our technology products and services are built on four decades of innovation, and customers spread across industries with several coming from Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies globally. HCL offers an integrated portfolio of products and services through three business units – IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS), and Products and Platforms (P&P).


The founders of Nutanix originated from Google enabled customers to build a similar (but then private) cloud experience through a hyper converged, pre-integrated infrastructure, managed via 1 management interface. Call it the good old dual vendor policy on spending budgets via cloud consumption. Upgrading the data center becomes smartphone-easy, performance growth is linear and with a level 3 support engineer from the first support call onwards, customers enjoy a fast installation, high availability and performance whilst freeing up time for new business projects, as shown in the video from H.Essers during the break.